“The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.” ~Katherine Mansfield
"All of us, all of us, all of us, trying to save our immortal souls, some ways more roundabout and mysterious than others. We are having a good time here, but hope all will be revealed soon." ~Raymond Carver
"We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds" ~ Ruth St. Denis
"I have always loved a window, especially an open one."
~ Wendell Berry
"Let us abolish policemen who carry clubs and revolvers, and put in a squad of poets armed to the teeth with poems on Spring and Love." ~ Mark Twain
1. Be Impeccable with your Word. 2. Don't Take Anything Personally. 3. Don't Make Assumptions. 4. Always Do Your Best.
Vincent van Gogh "Gypsy Caravan at Arles"
"Come, Come, Whoever you are! Wanderer, Worshipper, Lover of Leaving, Come. This is not a caravan of despair. It doesn't matter if you've broken Your vows a thousand times, still Come. And yet again Come!"
~ Rumi (translation by Coleman Barks)
Winslow Homer "Girl With Hay Rake"
"...And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply interfused
Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns,
And the round ocean, and the living air,
And the blue sky, and in the mind of man;
A motion and a spirit that impels
All thinking things, all objects of thought,
And rolls through all things."
~William Wordsworth, from Tintern Abbey
"To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle." Walt Whitman
"The mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe that when you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear, as you yourself do at dawn, sailing through the light."
~Rumi (translation by Coleman Barks)
"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of our consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." ~ Albert Einstein